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Age 70 of RD 1 Alpine, NY, October 26, 1979.  Friends may call at the Heal Funeral Home Sunday evening 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services there Monday at 2:30 pm.  Rev. Ed. C. Finesi officiating.  Burial Laurel Hill Cemetery.  She is survived by son, Robert L. Wood; daughters, Grace A. Lewis and Mrs. Dorothy Carter of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Marian L. Root of Canton, Pa.; brothers, Clinton Austin of Alpine, NY., Charles C. Austin of Rochester, NY, Roy D. Austin of Cal., Gordon H. of Elmira, NY; 3 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Essie Mae Avery Jackson Walthour, who died March 23rd, 1973 at Zelienople where she resided. Mrs. Walthour was born in Wellsboro, daughter of the late Emmett and Sarah Avery.  She was the wife of the late Ennis M. Jackson and in 1971 married the late Paul Walthour. She will be well-remembered in Wellsboro where for 15 years she served at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital on the nursing staff.  A graduate of the Williamsport General Hospital, she was active in nursing for almost 50 years in the Wellsboro area. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Jackson Eyles of Zelienople; and Elizabeth Jackson McHolland of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Belle Behrman Rees, seventy-five, 38 North Main St., Albion, Pa. died Saturday afternoon at the Erie Osteopathic Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Smithfield, W. Va., on Oct. 6, 1897, she was the daughter of the late George and Bertha Aechsel Behrman.  She had resided in the Albion area for thirty-five years having formerly lived in Westfield, Pa. Mrs. Rees was a member of the Westfield Episcopal Church, the Albion Curlitt Club the Albion Garden Club, the Albion Thimble Club the Albion Needlecraft Club and the W.S.C.S.  Also, she was a life member of the Cowanesque Chapter No. 33 O.E.S., Albion American Legion Auxiliary, and a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Rees; a daughter, Elizabeth A. Rees, Albion; and a brother, Herbert Behrman, Rochester, NY. Funeral services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Henry Zimmerman officiating. Burial was in the Albion Cemetery.

Henry Benson died Feb. 14, in the hospital at Blossburg, where he had been taken to receive treatment for tuberculosis of the bones, from which he had suffered for some time.  He was born in Rutland, in 1864, and had resided in the vicinity of Mansfield most of his life.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Florence; three sisters, Cynthia Wheeler, of Sylvania; Mary King, of Rutland; Christiana Lamb, of Mansfield, and one brother, Franklin Benson, of Blossburg.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 pm, Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin, of the Methodist church of Mansfield, officiating.  The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

Niles Valley, June 5---Mrs. Bell Niles aged 76 years died May 28, 1926 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Geo. A. Bates, at Denton, NY, after three months illness.  She was born in England, February 24, 1850, daughter of George and Isabelle Horne Blades.  She was married to Russell Niles of Niles Valley, at Penn Yan, NY, in Oct. 1898.  He died Feb. 6, 1905.  Since then she had made her home with her niece.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Helen Gibson of Weverly, NY, and one brother, Geo. Blades, of Denton, NY.  The funeral was held May 31 at 2 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Bates; interment in Maple cemetery, Addison, NY, Tuesday at 4 o’clock. (The Agitator, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 9, 1926)

Alberta D. Wright, 70, of RD#3, Hughesville, died Monday, Sept. 14, 1987, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Center, where she had been a patient since June. Born in Williamsport on July 31, 1917, she was a daughter of Merton B. and Inez Bair Bower. Surviving are her husband, David H. Wright of Hughesville; three sons, James W. of RD#2, Muncy, Robert L. of RD#1, Montoursville, and David S. of RD#1, Montgomery; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley A. Gawblick of RD#1, Montoursville; a brother, Raymond W. Bower, address unavailable; two sisters, Mrs. Jane L. Wilcox of RD #1, Covington and Miss Beatrice M. Bower of Laurelton; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville, Thursday, Sept. 17, from 9:30 to 10:30 am.  Funeral services will immediately follow calling hours.  The Rev. John M. Barner, pastor of Hepburn Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in Stoltz Cemetery, Hepburn Township.

Della Etta Reiners, 78, of 9905 North Florida Ave., Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, Oct. 1 in Carollwood Community Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Born in Liberty, Feb. 23, 1901, she was the daughter of Verne and Bertha Myers Brion. Her first husband, Clarence Gilbert, died in 1975. She is survived by her second husband, Fred Reiners of Tampa, Fla.; her son, Gerald Gilbert of Floral City, Fla.; a stepson, Fred Reiners of Montrose; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Vicki Smith of Gibsonton, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Reppard of Liberty, Mrs. Kathryn Alexander of Montour Falls, NY and Mrs. Vada Koch of Williamsport; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service and burial was held in Tampa, Fla.

Marie Age 67, of Covington died Saturday, April 29, 2006, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born March 6, 1939 in Sayre, the daughter of Alfred and Edna Weaver Bronson. Marie was married to Ivan Teeter; he preceded her in death on February 20, 2005. Survivors include her mother, Edna Bronson of Wysock; daughters, Deborah Roe, Covington, Jo Fredrick and Raymond Harding, Blossburg, Gwen (Steve) Brion, Liberty; a sister, Aileen (Clarence) Isbell, Columbia Cross Roads; a brother, Harold Bronson, Wysock; grandchildren, Jackson Brion, Megan Strawbridge, Chaun Roe, Ryan Roe, Seany Roe; and four great-grandchildren. Friends and family will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Thursday, May 4, 2006, from 6 p.m. until time of services at 8 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Hornick will officiate.

Those from out of town attending the funeral of Mrs. Roseann L. Williams were. Mr. and Mrs. Harold (Tom) Devlin, Mr. and Mrs. James Devlin Sr. and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ned Roden and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harley M. West and family, Mrs. Marian Devlin, Danny and Peggy Joe, Mr. and Mrs. William Connoly, Mr. and Mrs. James Devlin Jr., Terrance Devlin, Mrs. Ceil Yugovich, Mr. Ted Devlin, all of Warren Ohio; Mrs. Jane Brown, DuBois, Mrs. Mae Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Ellenburger, all of Reynoldsville; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Engle, Emporium; Mr. and Mrs. Dean Clark, Oswayo, NY; Mrs. Martha Jones, Covington; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Rubar, Tioga; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ellenburger, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Knecht, all of Williamsport; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Allen, Mrs. Amelia Louden, all of Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steadman, Painted Post, NY.

Mrs. Roseann L. Williams, age 90, died at her residence Thursday, April 12, 1973.  Born May 14, 1882 at Reynoldsville, Pa she was the daughter of Patrick and Carolyn Nagle Byrne.  She was married to Milton E. Williams October 1, 1902, who died June 24, 1962.  A son, Clair also preceded her in death.  She was a member of St. Bibiana's Church and the Catholic Daughter's of America No. 770. She is survived by a son, Robert M. Williams, Galeton, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Caracciolo, Warren, Ohio, Mrs. Meta Zeaman, Galeton, Mrs. Harold (Albertine) Richar, Galeton, 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The Funeral was held on Monday, April 16, at 10 am at St. Bibiana's Church.  Rev. Herbert Gloekler officiated.  Burial was at West Hill Cemetery in Galeton. Pall bearers were Harold (Tom Devlin), Jim Devlin Jr. Terrance Devlin (grandsons), Ned Roden, Perley Bowen, Milford Louden.

Charlotte M. (Lottie) Snyder, 87, of RD 4, Addison, NY, died Sunday, April 10, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was a former employee of the Ingersoll Rand Company and J.J. Newberry Company of Corning, NY. Her son, Marvin, died in 1986. Surviving are three sons, Richard Snyder of Knoxville, Ralph Snyder of Tioga and Raymond Snyder of RD 1, Painted Post, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Myra Newland of Venice, Fla;  two brothers, Eugene Carson of Oklawaha, Fla. and Earl Carson of Sabinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Luella Welty of McClemmey, Fla, Sylvia Knicerkbocker of Portland, Oregon and Bernice Borden of Niagra Falls, NY; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services were conducted today, Wednesday, April 13, at 11 am at the H.P. Smith and Sn, Inc, Funeral Home in Woodhull, NY.  The Rev. David Gilbert officiated. Burial was made in Elk Creek Cemetery, Woodhull, NY. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Borden Baptist Church Building Fund or the Woodhull Volunteer Ambulance Corp.

CANTON---Joyce A. Robbins, 49, of Grover, died Friday, May 22, 1998, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an extended illness. Her husband, Dale Robbins Sr., died in August 1988. Born April 22, 1949, in Liberty, she was a daughter of Howard and Adella Sindlinger Connelly. Surviving are a son, Dale Robbins Jr. of Canton RR 2; two sisters, Helen Giddings of Harrisburg and Elrena Wolfe of East Smithfield; several nieces and nephews, and Alan Preston, a special friend of Canton. A private funeral and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are be handled Pepper's, Springbrook Drive, Canton.

Frank Cuda, 68, a retired merchant, died at his home on N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, Monday, Nov. 19, 1962. Mr. Cuda was a Blossburg businessman for 40 years.  He operated the Cuda Super Market on N. Williamson Road until his retirement last week. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post 572, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8730. Mr. Cuda was born in Futani, Italy. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ethel Mae Gruver Cuda; sons, Laurence Cuda of Liberty, Charles and Stanley Cuda of Blossburg, Frank Cuda Jr., of Wellsboro; 17 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Body at Auld Funeral Home.

Mrs. Laura D. Ross, 86, a resident of Park Hill Manor, died Wednesday, June 27, 1979 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of Bernard Ross. Born July 2, 1892, in Charleston Township, she was a daughter of Abram and Mary Badman Decker. She was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church, Holliday. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Lottie French of Troy, North Carolina, Mrs. Nina West of RD 2, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Luva Goodwin of Wellsboro, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 1:30 pm Saturday, June 30, 1979, at the Middlebury Baptist Church, Holliday, with The Reverend S. Wade Stewart, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Hope Cemetery, Corning, New York. Friends were invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, from 7 to 9 pm Friday. The family provided the flowers.

James Eddings, a brother of Harry Eddings, of Mansfield, died at the Soldiers’ Home at Sawtelle, California, recently.  Mr. Eddings was born in Blossburg about 28 years ago.  About eight years ago he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served until a few months ago, when on account of poor health, he was sent to the hospital.  About four years ago he married Miss Helen Lee, of California, who survives.  He is also survived by his father, Benjamin Eddings, of Blossburg, and his brother. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 5, 1928)

EDMISTER William A. Age 56, of Beaver Dams, NY, died on Saturday, April 29, 2006. He was born in Elmira, NY on December 13, 1949 to Clifford and Helen (Maine) Edmister. Bill was predeceased by his father, Clifford Edmister; and sister, Sharon Taylor. He is survived by his daughter, Julia (Ted) Sadtler of Marietta, GA; mother, Helen Edmister of Beaver Dams, NY; brothers, Ike and David Edmister, both of Elmira, and Morris Edmister of Montour Falls, NY; brother-in-law, Chuck Taylor of Montour Falls, NY; along with many special nieces and nephews. Bill proudly served our Country in the US Army during the Vietnam War, serving with the 101st Airborne. He was a member of FSB Ripcord Association and was the owner of Edmister Trucking. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, May 3rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday, May 4th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Anne Campbell officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Mrs. Walter Curtiss, Nelle Everett, died in Buffalo, Tuesday of last week. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She was the last of a family of seven girls, children of Stephen and Maria Dyer Everett, who lived in the Everett Homestead in Jackson built by his father, now occupied by Mrs. Victor Hurd and son, Roger Hurd. The girls were Margaret, J. Emerson Rose, Mary, Mrs. Byron Bartlett, Isabel, Mrs. John G. Short, Anna, Mrs. Adelbert Cronk, Ella, Mrs. Omer Hittle, Nelle, Mrs. Walter Curtiss, Blanche, Mrs. Robert Johnson.

Mrs. Martha Bache Graves Williams, wife of Clinton T. Williams, of Decatur, Georgia, died July second after a prolonged illness.  She was 84 years old. Mrs. Williams, a descendant of William Bache, early settler of Wellsboro, was born and raised in Wellsboro, attending local schools as well as The Castle, Tarrytown-on-the-Hudson. A lifelong Episcopalian, she was active in the many parishes to which she belonged during her resedences in Harrisburg, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Decatur, Georgia. Mrs. Williams is survived by her husband Clinton, a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Williams Bellamy, five grandchildren, and one great grandson, all of Decatur, Georgia, as well as a sister, Mrs. E. Lee Kohler of Harrisburg, Pa. A memorial service was held July 6th in Decatur, Georgia with interment at the Williams family plot, Wellsboro Cemetery, planned for Saturday July 8 at two pm with Rev. Harry Frownfelter officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions for work with retarded children to the Gerogia Retardation Center, Chamblee, Georgia, for student activities.

This is the Third Suicide in That Vicinity Within Three Months.  Simon Greenstone, aged 60 years, a tailor at Westfield, Pa., hung himself in his shop shortly after noon Sunday.  His body was found by his wife, who went to the shop to find him after an hour’s absence. Some time ago Mr. Greenstone had considered entering the greenhouse business.  This he did not do, instead placing money in a bank in another state.  The bank failed and it is believed worry over the loss of the money caused him to take his life.  He had suspended himself by a small rope from a rafter in the shop. Earlier in the day he had been observed by neighbors weeding in his garden.  Frequently, it is stated, he would pause from his work and press his hands to his head.  After discovery of the body Justice of the Peace John Trowbridge was instructed by Coroner William F. White to call a coroner’s jury.  This jury returned a verdict of death by suicide.   The decedent is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Henrietta Bass, of Baltimore, Md.; a brother, of Rochester.  The body will be removed to Baltimore for interment. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 19, 1926)

Mrs. Ackerman Plium, 64, of Tucson, Arizona, died Monday, February 25, 1963. She was the daughter of the late George and Louise Griffin of Tower Hill. Survived by husband William son, Jesse Ackerman of Pine City, NY; sisters, Mrs. Goldie Tice of Troy, Mrs. Nancy Beals and Mrs. Owen Hart of Mansfield, Mrs. Fred Belknap and Mrs. Ralph Davidson of Millerton, Mrs. Floyd LaBarr of Elmira, NY and Mrs. Glenn Updyke of Gillett; brothers, Walter and Cecil Griffin of Mansfield, Cornelius Griffin of Jamestown, NY; two grandsons, Jack and Ronald Ackerman of Pine City, NY. Body is at the Adair Funeral Home in Tucson, Ariz., where funeral service will be held on Thursday with burial in South Lawn Cemetery, Tucson.

Odessa Shultz, age 68 of Johnstown, a., formerly of Mansfield, Pa. died Friday, Sept. 28, 1973.  Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Baptist Church, Baltimore, Md.  Burial in Baltimore, Md. She is survived by mother, Suvilla Heidler of Johnstown, Pa; daughter, Jacquelyn May of Johnstown, Pa; son, Carl Shultz of Baltimore, Md; one sister, Edith Jones of Johnstown, Pa; brother Alvin Heidler of Mansfield, Pa; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Eastern Star of Baltimore, Md and a member of the Baptist Church of Baltimore.

Mrs. Olga E. Pettingill, 77, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was the widow of George Pettingill. She was born in Philadelphia on Feb. 29, 1896, a daughter of Christian and Olga Lutzner Heisel. Surviving are five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, NY. The Rev. Roger D. Patton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiated.

Agnes Ward, 67, of Troy, died Wednesday, Dec. 9. She was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women and the Troy Senior Citizens. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Joyce) Jessoe of Palos Verdes, Calif., Ruth McBride of Troy and Mrs. Gordon (Beverly) Graves of RD#2, Millerton; a son, Lawrence Ward of Troy; two sisters, Anna Smith of Waterloo, NY and Mary Mingle of Canandaigua, NY; a brother, George Hefferon of Willard, NY; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 11, at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  The Rev. K. Rahamat Khan officiated.  Burial was made in Canoga Cemetery.

Mr. A.A. Huffard of 121 South State Road, Upper Darby, Pa. died September 16, 1956. The services were held in Upper Darby Presbyterian Church on September 18th. Burial was in Wytherville, Virginia in the family plot. He is survived by his wife, the former Irene Harkness of Mansfield, and two sons, Samuel A. and Robert B. Huffard.

Services were held Tuesday, April 2, 1974, at Abington, Pa., Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Dorothy Ives Rowland, formerly of Wellsboro, an authority on Civil War history and memorabilia, who died unexpectedly Friday night at Abington Hospital.  Burial was in Port Deposit, Md. A descendant of eight Mayflower Pilgrims, she was related to Sir Winston Churchill through his mother, Jennie Jerome Churchill. Although actually first cousins, she and Robert L. Lyon of Millerton RD 2, formerly of Wellsboro and Corning, were brought up together and regarded each other as brother and sister. A native of Wellsboro, Mrs. Rowland was born June 29, 1895, daughter of the late Robert Trull Ives and Olive Briggs Ives.  When her mother died in Mrs. Rowland's early childhood, she became the ward of her aunt and uncle, the late Dr. Helen Ives Lyon and Dr. Louis A. Lyon of Wellsboro, the parents of Robert Lyon. A graduate of Wellsboro High School and West Chester State College, she taught in the schools of Port Deposit, Md., West Chester, Pa., and Atlantic City, NJ. On May 18, 1918, during World War I, she was married at Philadelphia to Wallace Malcolm Rowland, then of Port Deposit, who survives.  After his return from US Army Ambulance Corps service on the Italian front, they resided at Port Deposit, Philadelphia, and Abington, the latter an historic Old York Road suburb of Philadelphia.  Until his retirement Mr. Rowland was engaged in lumber manufacturing and wholesaling. Mrs. Rowland was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Abington Presbyterian Church, Republican women's clubs, and several social clubs. Directly descended from William Ives, Puritan founder of New Haven, Conn., Mrs. Rowland counted among her ancestors some of the Tioga County's earliest pioneers.  In medieval England her descent stemmed from John Carpenter, member of Parliament in 1323 A.D.  His grandson, also named John, historic philanthropist and town clerk of London, was friend and executor to Sir Richard Whityngton, Lord Mayor of London and hero of the legend of "Dick Whittington and His Cat." Surviving Mrs. Rowland besides her husband and cousin are a daughter, Lowaita Lee Rowland (Mrs. John E.) Hanscom of Richmond, Va; a brother, James Briggs Ives of South Londonberry, Vt; four grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  A sister, Mildred Rachel Ives (Mrs. Levi H.) Shattuck, died in 1924.

Mrs. Onolee F. White, 73, of City Route 2, Westfield, (Harrison Valley), died Friday, Jan. 22, at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport after a brief illness. Born June 17, 1914, in Harrison Valley, she was the daughter of Alonzo and Teanie Elwell Kibbe. She was a life member of the Harrison Valley Federated Church and the Harrison Valley Grange. She married Howard White, Sr. June 17, 1930, in Woodhull, NY. A gradson, Russell VanEtten, preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, Howard White, Sr. of Harrison Valley; three sons, Howard White, Jr. of Harrison Valley, Harold White of Newport News, Va. and Thomas White of Wellsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Geraldine) Basney of Tioga, Mrs. Wilfred (Ruth) Peters of Corning, NY and Mrs. Elwin (Helen) VanEtten of Harrison Valley; a sister, Mrs. Aretta Smith of Painted Post, NY; 28 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 25, at the Harrison Valley Federated Church.  The Rev. Clair Statham of Bath, NY, officiated. Burial and committal services were held at the Ulysses Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Koch-Wetmore Funeral Home, Ulysses.

Mrs. L.A. Shadduck, formerly Miss Maude Kingsley, of Mansfield, died recently of pneumonia in Cortland, NY.  She is survived by her husband and three children, and also by her mother, Mrs. H.F. Kingsley, and two sisters, Anna Kent Kingsley, of Monnessen, Pa., who is now in Maitland, Florida, and Margaret Kingsley, of Springfield, Mass.  (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

Horace W. LeValley died at his home in Covington May 10, having been ill nearly a year.  He is survived by his widow and son, Harry, of Olean, NY, and a daughter, Mrs. Frank Olney, of Elmira.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 20, 1925)

Helen L. Nestlerode, 71, of 1237 West Water St., Elmira, NY, and Waterville, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, in the Jersey Shore Hospital. Her husband, Arthur A. Nestlerode, died Oct. 4, 1985. Born at South Avis, Feb. 17, 1916, she was the daughter of James Levi and Maude Burkett Mapes. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Elmira. A member of the Bureau of Minds, she was a published author of short stories and poetry. She was an avid tennis player, a talented banjo, ukulele and piano player, and a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program and Hospice organization, both in Elmira. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, James and Anne of Calabasas, Calif., Jonathan and Tina of Muncy, Daniel of State College, and Jeffrey or Northville, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanne and Clarence Baker of Covington, Judith and Stanley Kowalski of Williamsport, and Jana Nestlerode of West Chester, and 15 grandchildren. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Rearick-Carpenter Funeral Home, Jersey Shore. The Rev. Thomas L. Myers, a Lutheran minister and family member, officiated. Interment was made in Jersey Shore Cemetery.

MUNCY--Mrs. Jessie W. Warren, 77, of Muncy, RD 5, died at 9:15 am Monday, Nov. 1, 1982, in Muncy Valley Hospital. Her husband, Harley M. Warren, died in 1969. Born March 1, 1905, in Elkland Twp., Sullivan County, she was a daughter of Samuel and Cora McCarty. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Agnes Alexander, of Muncy; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Mudge, of Girard, Ohio; four brothers, Paul McCarty, of Picture Rocks, Howard McCarty, of Forksville RD 2, Kenneth McCarty, of Dushore, and Raymond McCarty, of Laporte, eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 am Thursday at Welsh-Betzer's, 108 North Main Street, with the Rev. Clay M. Reed, a retired Baptist minister, officiating.  Burial will be in Elkland Friends Cemetery, Sullivan County. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 pm Wednesday.

Luva E. Wagner, 79, of 400 Dennison Drive, Jersey Shore, died Thursday, September 10 in Jersey Shore Hospital. Born March 7, 1908, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Ray and Luella Warren Moore. Mrs. Wagner has been employed at the former Weldon Manufacturing Company in Williamsport. She was a member of Jersey Shore Assembly of God Church in Antes Fort. Her husband, John Wesley Wagner, died October 26, 1958. Surviving are six sons, George A. and Herbert L., both of Warren, John W. of Sugar Grove, Harry E. of Fairview, Charles W. of Jersey Shore, and Richard A. of San Antonio, Tex.; three daughters, Mrs. Anna M. Koch and Mrs. Sara F. Hennessy, both of Jersey Shore, and Mrs. Mary E. Trinidad of San Antonio; a brother, Warren Moore of RD#4, Jersey Shore; a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Frye of Jersey Shore; 38 grandchildren; and 36 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were Saturday, September 12, at the Jersey Shore Assembly of God Church in Antes Fort, with the Rev. Leroy Weymouth, her pastor, officiating. Burial was made in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Kelchner-Welker Funeral Home.

Despondency over a long illness caused by C.W. Moyer, aged 65 years, of Galeton, to shoot himself last Tuesday morning.  He had been employed in the B. & S. car shops.  Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 20, 1925)

 Hjaln Nelson of Greensburg, formerly of Covington and Morris Run, died at 9:30 pm Monday, Jan. 16, 1967, at his home.  He was 80. Mr. Nelson, who was married, had been a mineworker in Morris Run before moving to Greensburg to work in a steel mill. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Evelyn Nelson, also of Greensburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Sandberg and Mrs. Frank Bystrom, both of Elmira, NY. The funeral and burial were in Greensburg.

Joseph R. Nicholas, age 81 of Mansfield formerly of 430 East Central Avenue, South Williamsport, died April 9, 1972. Funeral service was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Wednesday, at 1 pm. The Rev. William McElwain officiated. Burial was in the Montoursville Cemetery. Surviving are one son, Robert W. Nicholas of Mansfield, RD 1; daughters, Mrs. Margaret E. Smith, Hepburnville, Pa., Mrs. Ethel L. Kirchmer, Upper Marlborough, Md.; sister Mrs. Sophia J. Nicholas, Easton, Pa.; brother, Lewis F. Nicholas of Bangor, Pa. and 3 grandchildren. Mr. Nicholas was a retired poultryman of Mansfield and a member of the Mansfield United Presbyterian Church

Age 48 of 13 Clinton St., Galeton, Pa. on Monday, October 16, 1978 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton on Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 2 pm. Rev. Clara Lehman. Burial Chaplain Cemetery, Westfield, Pa. Survived by wife, Vicky; son, Van Carmen at home; two daughters; Mrs. Josie Rachiele of Galeton, Pa., Delores Nickerson of Sunderlainville, Pa.; two step-children, Brenda and David Moore, both at home; one brother, Jim Nickerson of Lawrenceville, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Jago of Horseheads, NY, Mrs. Patricia Ames of Arizona; father, Carmen Nickerson and stepmother Jean Nickerson of Mainesburg, Pa.; one half-brother, Alfred of Scio, NY; four step-sisters, Elaine, Tina, Theresa all of Mainesburg, Pa., one step-brother, Tim; 9 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was last employed by the Galeton Borough.

Frank L. Norman, age 85, of 103 Bleecher Street, Blossburg, died Saturday, November 24, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a lengthy illness. Prayer service was held at the Auld Funeral Home at Blossburg, on Tuesday followed by Requiem High Mass at the St. Andrew's Church in Blossburg. Rev. Robert Nealon celebrant. Burial was in St. Andrew's Cemetery, Blossburg. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Norman, Blossburg; brother-in-law, Patrick Connolly, Blossburg; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Florence Norman, Corning, NY, Mrs. John Norman, San Francisco, Calif; and several nieces and nephews. He was born at Arnot on March 29, 1888, a son of John and Margaret Donlon Norman.  He was a member of St. Andrew's Church of Blossburg. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post No. 572 of Blossburg, and a past commander of that post. He had owned and operated the Blossburg Building Supply Co. for a period of 42 years. Recitation of the Rosary was at the funeral home Monday evening.

Harvey Norton, 78, of Canton RD 3, father of Mrs. Artist Snell, of this city, died Monday, Sept. 12, 1988, in Towanda Memorial Hospital. Mr. Norton retired as a self-employed woodsman. He and his wife, the former Rachel Tule, observed their 58th wedding anniversary Aug. 13. Born Nov. 4, 1909, at Cold Spring, he was a son of Perry and Rachel Chilson Norton. Surviving, besides his wife and daughter, are eight other daughters, Mrs. Neva Hartford, Mrs. Marjorie Heath, Mrs. Eileen Henry, and Rhoda Ulmar, all of Shunk, Mrs. Iva A. Ayres, of Granville, Mrs. Rheda Baumunk, of Towanda, Mrs. Arla Pepper, of Leroy, and Mrs. Marcele Clark, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five sons, Malyn, Hal and Max, all of Shunk, Galen, of Bartow, W. Va., and Darrel, of Towanda; a brother, Ward, of Sayre RD 5, 38 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 am Thursday at Morse and Kleese's, 40 North Center Street, Canton, with the Rev. Herbert Eby, pastor of Wheelerville Mennonite Church, officiating. Burial will be in Brown Cemetery, Shunk. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday.

Edgar Leonard (Ted) Owens, 63, of Bethesda, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 2, in Suburban Hospital, Bethesda. He was a foreign service officer with the State Department and a US Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Surviving are two sons, Nicholas of Potomac, Md., and Anthony of Frederick, Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Jarrett of Burlington, Vt.; a brother, Robert of Duluth, Minn.; a sister, Mrs. Lenore Lawson of Blossburg; and four grandchildren. There was no visitation. A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Rockville Unitarian Church, Rockville, Md. Burial was made in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, Md.

Wallace Netleen, 51, of Penndell, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1993, at Delaware Valley medical Center, Falls Township, Bucks County. Born Jan. 30, 1942, in Breaks, she was the daughter of Corbett E. and Vivian Mullins Owens. She was a homemaker, loving mother and wife. She and her husband had recently purchased a summer home in Tioga County. Surviving besides her mother, are her husband of 30 years, Mirri D. Wallace; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kim and Thomas Shaw of Feasterville, Stacey and Andrea Wallace of Parkland; three brothers, Ernest and Ken Owens of Buckeye Lake, Ohio and Barry Owens of Newark, Ohio; three sisters, Juanita Mullins and Brenda Mount of Buckeye Lake, and Naomi Ratliff of Chicago, Ill; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Sunday, Jan. 2. Services were held at the funeral home on Monday, Jan. 3.  The Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiated. Burial was made in Rutland Township, Tioga County. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.


Alonzo Putnam died Sept. 5, at his home in Hornell.  He was born May 23, 1849.  Besides his widow he is survived by one son, Fred Putnam, of Rochester, and one daughter, Mrs. Ida Clemens, of Hornell.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Louisa A. Johnson, of Knoxville, and Mrs. Cora Trowbridge, of Morristown, NJ, and one brother, Frank Putnam.  The funeral was held Thursday at Hornell. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 14, 1921)

Mrs. Nela Jones died February 15, at the family home in Mansfield.  Mrs. Jones had contracted influenza, which rapidly developed in a severe case of pneumonia which proved fatal within a few days.  She was 28 years of age, being born August 3, 1891.  She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Quick and is survived by her husband, who is also very ill, and several children. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

Twin babies-RATHBUN
The four-months-old twins, boy and girl, of Mr. And Mrs. Leon Rathbun, of Grover, Bradford county, were found lifeless in bed on Feb. 15 by their mother when she awakened to attend them.  They both had been suffering from colds, but were breathing easily when their mother last attended them a few hours before.  The Rathbun children attained considerable fame at their birth by the circumstances of their advent into the world, being born in an automobile while their mother was en route to visit relatives. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

Harold W. Reese, age 56, of Lindley, NY, died Monday, December 18, 1972.  Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 am from the Stover Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas M. Steen officiating.  Burial in Valois Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers friends may donate to the Heart Fund. He is survived by one step daughter, Marian Stover of Rochester, Marian Stover of Rochester, one step son, Robert Erway of Trumansburg; two sisters, Mrs. Claude (Lucille) Mellish of Corning and Mrs. Burton (Evelyn) Briggs of Wellsboro; two brothers, Donald H. and Richard L., both of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews.  He was an employee of Corning Glass Works

Morris M. Richar, age 75 of Tioga, formerly of Galeton, died Friday, July 20, 1973, at the Robert Packer Hospital.  Funeral service was held at the Collins Funeral Home, Galeton, Tuesday at 2 pm with the Rev. Walter Pifer officiating.  Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. He is survived by his wife, Louise Heck Richar; one daughter, Marjorie Schott of Coudersport, Pa.; sons, Harold and Fred, both of Galeton; stepson, Charles Houghtalling of Mansfield; step-daughter, Mrs. Wanda Walters of RD Ulysses, Pa.; brother, Mendall Richar of Edina, Minn.; sister, Mrs. Helen Huston of Buffalo, NY.; 12 grandchildren.

TROY---A Troy man was killed Tuesday morning when his vehicle traveled off a road and struck a telephone pole. Richard Rinebold Sr., 32, was flown to Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, where he was pronounced dead shortly after the 2:20 am crash along Route 514 in Granville Township, Bradford County, police said.

MANSFIELD---Roland J. Robert, 85, of Tioga died there Sunday, July 11, 1999. He was a retired merchant marine. Robert was born in Canada on Sept. 11, 1913. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; two daughters, Madeline and Muriel Robert, both of Warwick, RI; five step-children, David Button of Wellsboro, Susan Updyke of Millerton, Virginia Rankin and Kathryn Rose, both of Wellsboro, and Daniel Button of Paisley, Fla.; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Josephine; a son, Richard; and a daughter, Pauline. The funeral will be at 1 pm Wednesday at Wilston's, 18 N. Main St. Officiating will be the Rev. John Shypulefski. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1 pm Wednesday.

Mrs. Beatrice A. Shoemaker, 65, of Morris, died Wednesday, July 4, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was the widow of Emory Shoemaker. She was born Oct. 15, 1907, in Mehoopany, a daughter of Fred and Harriet Keller Root. She was a member of the Morris United Methodist Church. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Kriner of Liberty, Mrs. Joseph Davis, of Blossburg, Mrs. Norman Davis of Wellsboro RD 1, Mrs. David Vanorder of Harrisburg and Mrs. John Reese of Wellsboro RD 2; a son, John Thornton of Morris; a stepson, Robert Shoemaker of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Robert Hubbard of North Branch, NY; 17 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Montoursville Cemetery.  The Rev. Perry Shoemaker, her pastor, officiated.

James A. Rose, 80, a former resident of Charleston Twp. died at St. Petersburg, Fla., July 2, 1964. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Bowen Rose. He is survived by step-daughter, Mrs. Theodore Mundell of Philadelphia and Mrs. David Asher of Washington, DC; two grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mrs. David Rose of Mansfield RD 1; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He was buried in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Russell B. Rose, 63, of Pueblo, Colo. died Friday, October 11, 1963 following an accident on his ranch near Pueblo. He was born in Mansfield, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Rose. His father operated the store now known as Preston's. They moved to Colorado in 1904 and where Mr. Rose married Mrs. Margaret Callin on June 24, 1947. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pueblo, BPO Elks 610 of Cannon City and AF&AM 17 of Pueblo, regional director of Grazing for Colorado and Utah and district manager of the officers under the Taylor Grazing Act at Montrose, Grand Junction and Salt Lake City, active in grange and livestock circles. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one brother, Charles M. Rose of Denver, Colorado; daughters, Mrs. Margaret Jean Mills of Tarzana, Calif. and Mrs. Helen Ruth Butterfield, Broomfield, Colo.; son, Russell, Jr. of Schenectady, NY; four stepchildren, Mrs. Ralph Ball, Denver, Mrs. Norman Butorac and Mrs. Robert Becco of Pueblo and 1st Lt. John H. Callin with the US Air Force in France. Services were held in Pueblo.

Word has been received by Mrs. Ben Fleitz of the sudden death of Donald Roselle of New York City. Death was due to a heart attack Saturday morning, April 28th. He is survived by by his wife, the former Leone Rose of Mansfield, also his father and mother of Philadelphia. Funeal services and burial were held in Philadelphia, Wednesday, May 2nd. Mrs. Ione Rose, mother of Mrs. Roselle is spending some time with her daughter.

Victoria M. Simonetti, 85, of North Buffalo Street, Elkland, died Wednesday, April 6, 1988, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Dec. 25, 1902, in Roseto, she was the daughter of Giuseppe and Eleanora Peritano Scarsello. She was a housewife. Preceding her in death was a son, Joseph, in April, 1967. Surviving are sons, Dominic of Elkland and Nick of Galeton; daughters, Mrs. Peter (Mary) Peritano of Buffalo, NY and Mrs. Clifford (Eleanor) Harris of Corning, NY; a sister, Marian Ginett of Rochester, NY; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Elkland Saturday, April 9.  The Rev. Robert T. Busteed officiated. Burial was in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.

Charles T. Schultz, of Williamsport, well known in Wellsboro, died recently after a short illness.  For several years he had been engaged in the wholesale notion business.  He was a member of the Evangelical church. Mr. Schultz is survived by his widow, who was formerly Mrs. Dell Hyde, of Wellsboro, by two daughters and three sons, by a former marriage, two brothers and two sisters. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 26, 1930)

Marion Seely died at his home at Academy Corners Feb. 17. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

Word has been received in Blossburg of the death of Richard Shaffer, 22, of Townsend, Md, who died Friday, July 20, at a Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware.  Richard was seriously injured July 1, while surfing in the ocean, and after hitting a sand bar, he was paralyzed from his neck down. Born in Blossburg, he was the son of Donald and Alberta Isaacson Shaffer.  He was employed as a surveyor. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shaffer of Port Allegheny, a sister Gail, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hilda Isaacson, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews in the Blossburg area. Funeral services were held Monday, July 23rd in Port Allegheny with burial there.

Mary V. Shea Strange, 73, of 7 Katherine Street, Brunswick, Maine, wife of Malcolm R. Strange died Feb. 19, 1976 in a Maine hospital shortly after being admitted. She and her husband were residents in the Mansfield area for many years. Born in Northampton on Aug. 11, 1902, she was the daughter of the late Dennis and Eva (Dole) Shea. She attended Northampton schools and was married in this city on March 28, 1932.  She and her husband lived in the New England states, New York and Pennsylvania before moving to Brunswick in 1943. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons Malcolm C. and William D. Strange both of Brunswick and Gerald E. Strange of Topsham; a brother Robert Shea of Northampton and seven grandchildren. A liturgy of Christian burial was celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church Feb. 21.  Burial was in the St. Johns Cemetery, Brunswick.

Word has been received in Wellsboro last week of the sudden death of Clement Sipe formerly of Wellsboro.  Mr. Sipe died last Wednesday afternoon, October 31 as the result of an automobile accident. Mr. Sipe will be well remembered in Wellsboro where he and his wife, the former Kaye Bolton owned and operated the Wellsboro Diner for four years before leaving for Florida where they have made their home for the past two years. Reports are that Mr. Sipe lost control of the car which he was driving near Titusville, Florida where he and his wife resided.  The car crashed into a concrete abutment.  Mr. Sipe was alone in the car at the time of the accident.  It took approximately two hours for rescue workers to release him from the vehicle.  Mr. Sipe died en route to the hospital. Funeral services were held in Florida on Friday.

Robert G. Slagle, II, 21, of Spring Grove, RD 1, was killed Sunday at 2 am in a car crash seven miles west of Wellsboro in Shippen Township on Rt. 6. Mansfield state police said Mr. Slagle apparently walked several hundred feet east of the crash scene where he was found. Mr. Slagle was pronounced dead of a fractured skull at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital at Wellsboro by Tioga County Coroner Harry Williams.  The Wellsboro Firemen's Ambulance Association transported Mr. Slagle from the scene to the hospital. Police said Mr. Slagle's auto was westbound on Rt. 6 when he lost control, skidded off the north berm and struck an embankment.

Oscar Amos Smith died in the Corning hospital Feb. 11.  He was born June 12, 1854, and was the eldest of a family of ten children of Albert and Louisa Mansfield Smith.  There are four left to mourn his loss:  Mrs. Newberry McConnell, of Elmira; Mrs. Llewellyn Soper, of Rutland; Mrs. Elmer Welch, of Mansfield RD 4, and Herbert Smith, of Corning.  Mr. Smith was twice married.  He married Miss Kate Hitchcock and she died in 1878; he later married Mary Parker, who died in 1913. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

William A. Smithgall, age 48, of 1319 Dora Drive, Leesburg, Florida, died Sunday, December 23, 1973 at Leesburg, Florida as a result of a plane crash.  Funeral services were held at 4:00 pm, December 26, 1973 at the Beyers Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Frank Bauer officiating.  Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Leesburg, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Jane Kirkpatrick Smithgall, father Otto R. Smithgall of Wellsboro, daughters, Mrs. Judy Hollenbeck of Wellsboro and Mrs. Andrea Siler of Leesburg, Florida, son, William Todd at home; brothers, Raymond O. Smithgall of Canton, Pennsylvania; Kenneth E. of Lady Lake, Florida; Frederick A. Smithgall, Robert E. Smithgall and Donald L. Smithgall of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Rupert C. Morgan and Mrs. John T. Beck of Williamsport, Mrs. Raymond C. Bowen of Selinsgrove and Mrs. Carl E. Scase of Wellsboro; three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Wellsboro February 19, 1925, the son of Otto R. Smithgall and the late Ina B. Callahan Smithgall. He was the owner and operator of Smithgall's Sheet Metal Works at Leesburg, Florida, a member and Deacon of the First Christian Church at Leesburg, the chairman of the Building Committee of the Church which had recently been completed with the first services in the new Church having been held Christmas Eve.  He was an accomplished pilot having built and flown his own planes for several years. He attended and graduated from the Wellsboro Area Schools and moved to Florida approximately eighteen years ago. Those from this area attending the funeral services of the late William A. Smithgall of Leesburg, Florida, were his daughter, Mrs. Judy Hollenbeck and daughter, Amy; Robert E. Smithgall; Donald L. Smithgall; Frederick A. Smithgall; and Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Scase of Wellsboro and Mr. Raymond O. Smithgall of Canton, Pa.

Mrs. Bessie S. Wheeler, 80, of Greenwood, NY died April 13, 1972.  She was the widow of the late Rev. Marion P. Wheeler. She was born in Antrim on June 9, 1891, the daughter of Isaac and Hannah Jefferson Spence.  She lived the later part of her life in the Greenwood area, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Canisteo and the Greenwood Senior Citizens Club. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Hemker of Mansfield RD 1 and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at Smith and Son Funeral Home at Canisteo on Saturday April 15.  Rev. David Owen officiated, and burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.

E. Blair Spencer, 76, of 2675 Bubb St., DuBoistown, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1987, in Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport following an extended illness. Born Oct. 25, 1910, at Wellsboro, he was the son of Earnest and Inez Powlison Spencer. He graduated from Wellsboro High School and was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro. Mr. Spencer was retired as a projectionist and worked for many area movie theaters. He and his wife, the former Helen Guild, his lone immediate survivor, observed their 50th wedding anniversary in October, 1986. The funeral and burial will be at the convenience of the family.  There will be visitation.

Mary Louise Springer, formerly of Middlebury Center, died of tuberculosis at her home in West Bingham, Pa., June 3, aged 45 years. She was born at Middlebury Center and was married to Frank Springer, Jan. 9, 1902.  To them four sons and three daughters.  Besides her husband and children she leaves her aged mother, four sisters and three brothers. She was formerly a member of the First Baptist church of Keeneyville, Pa.  The funeral was held June 6 from the North Bingham Methodist church.  Rev. L.J. Engler of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Whitesville, NY, officiating; burial at North Bingham, Pa. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 19, 1926)

Miriam Steele Wilkes, formerly of Wellsboro and Bath, died on Sunday, May 27th, 1973 at the age of 79.  Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 am at the Jones Funeral Home in Bath. She is survived by two sons, James S. Wilkes of Kirkland, NY, and Raymond S. Wilkes of Ottumwa, Iowa; five grandchildren, and one great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Brandt of Wellsboro and Mrs. Mildred LaRue of Palmetto, Florida. Mrs. Wilkes was born in Wellsboro on October 16th, 1893 and taught for 10 years in the Wellsboro and vicinity schools.

Malcolm R. Strange, age 82 of 7 Katherine Street, Brunswick, Maine died on Saturday, August 10 in a Brunswick Hospital. He was born in Mansfield, Pa. September 28, 1902 the son of Charles and Mattie Rumsey Strange. He attended Mansfield Schools and graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, on March 28, 1932, he married Mary Shea who died in 1976.  During their married life they resided in the New England States, New York, and Pennsylvania, moving to Brunswick in 1943. He was employed by Lane Construction Company in Maine for 42 years retiring as Assistant Superintendent. Surviving are 3 sons, Malcolm C. Strange and William D. Strange both of Brunswick and Gerald E. Strange of Bowdoinham, Maine, 1 sister, Mary Alice Sweeley of Mansfield; 7 grandchildren, and 5 step grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 13 at the United Methodist Church at Brunswick.  Interment was in St. John's Cemetery also in Brunswick. Arrangements by Stetson's Funeral Home, Brunswick, Maine.

Helen Stratton Rose, age 80, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Wellsboro and Mansfield, died October 5, 1986. At the time of her death she was living with her daughter and son-in-law, Francis and Shirley Ann Benson, 1801 S. 28th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312. She graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1923. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the former Evans Auto Company in Wellsboro and later as a bookkeeper at Rose Chevrolet at Mansfield.  For many years she lived at Avalon, NJ and later at Century Village, Dearfield Beach, Florida. Besides her daughter, with whom she made her home, she is survived by two sons, Edward L. Rose, 340 S. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio, 45177, and James A. Rose, 1413 W. Felix Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76115, four grandchildren and one great grandchild, brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Louise Stratton of Wellsboro and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned to be held later in the month at Mansfield.

Edward Everett Van Dyne, aged 60 years, died at his home at Troy, Pa., last Wednesday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock, following a five weeks illness of pluerisy. Mr. Van Dyne was the son of Edward Van Dyne and was born in 1862.  Probably no other individual was better known or did more outstanding work for the community.  He was president of the Red Cross organization, both during the war and up to the time of his death.  He was president of the Grange Bank, of Troy since its organization and was Past Master of Trojan Lodge, No. 306 of F&AM.  He was president of the Van Dyne-Hungerford Leather Company, of Boston and was a member of the Union League, of New York. Among his contributions to the community, the VanDyne Civic building which includes the free library and several other important departments will stand as a fitting memorial. Mr. Van Dyne is survived by his widow; a son, Henry, a daughter, Mrs. Everett Mill, of Fall River, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. John Phillips. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 28, 1922)

The funeral of Mrs. Olive Thurber, wife of Fred Thurber, of Academy Corners, was held May 10, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Randall J. Martin.  She had been in failing health for the past year.  Wednesday, April 29, she was taken to the hospital at Blossburg, where it was found she was suffering with cancer of the stomach.  She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Cornelius Wagner and was born May 20, 1855, at Scott, Cortland county, NY.  She was married to Fred Thurber and is survived by her husband and the following children: George Thurber, of Horseheads; Mrs. Randall Martin, of Cowanesque; Mrs. James Morton, of Westfield, and one brother, Nathaniel Wager, of Westfield. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, May 20, 1925)

Lawrence Randolph Ward, age 25, was killed Saturday, August 4th in a truck-motorcycle accident in Wrightsville, Pa.  He had been attending a family picnic and was giving his sister Dorothy Craig a ride when, it was reported, a truck made a left hand turn, not seeing Ward's motorcycle, and struck it, killing young Ward and injuring his sister.  At this writing Mrs. Craig is reported in serious condition in Columbia Hospital at York. Lawrence was born August 16, 1948 in Wellsboro, Pa. and attended Wellsboro Schools.  He was in the US Marine Corps for 4 years.  Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline and son Patrick, age 2 of York; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Ward of York; sisters, Dorothy Craig of Safety Harbor, Florida, Deborah of Wellsboro, Judith and Susan of York, Jacquelyn Dempsey of Lawton, Oklahoma; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorothy Edwards of Wellsboro RD 2. Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 8th in Pequea Presbyterian Church, Prequea, Pa.  Burial was in White Horse, Pa.

Donald A. Warters, age 65, of Endicott, NY, died Wednesday morning January 5, 1972 at Ideal Hospital after a short illness. He was a member of Round Hill Lodge 533 F&AM. Private funeral and interment services were held at 1:00 pm, Saturday at the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home in Endicott, NY.  The Rev. Samuel Little, paster of the First United Methodist Church of Endicott, NY officiated. Mr. Warters graduated from Mansfield High School in 1925. Survived by wife Mrs. Eunice Warters, Endicott; 2 sons, Lawrence B. Trenton, NJ and Kenneth P., Saugerties, NY; and six grandchildren; father, Alfred H. Warters Mansfield, RD 3; 4 sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Hitchcock, Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) Frank, Mrs. Glen (Gladys) Scott all of Mansfield and Mrs. Samuel (Bertha) Kerr of Endicott; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; 1 aunt and 1 uncle.

Dr. Adam F. Weiss, age 80, formerly of Tioga, died August 19, 1973 after an extended illness in Detroit, Michigan.  Friends may call at the C. Brainard Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday 7 to 9 pm.  Mass of the Resurrection will be at 9:30 am Thursday morning at the Holy Child Church, Mansfield.  Burial Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Bridesburg, Pa. He is survived by wife, Luci Raypine Weiss of Detroit, Michigan; sister, Anna C. Weiss of Sacramento, California; daughters, Lucie A. Weiss of Denver, Colorado, Barbara C. Crowley of Plymouth, Michigan; sons Adam F. Weiss, PHD of Clarion, Pa., Bernard J. Weiss of Dursburg, Germany, Lt. Cdr. John N. Weiss of the United States Navy, Belgium; 8 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Weiss practiced medicine in the Tioga Community from 1958-1971.  He graduated with honors from the Hahneman Medical School in 1929.  He practiced medicine in Marietta, Ohio from 1930-1949.  He served as a Captain in World War II and in the South Pacific area from 1942-1945.  In 1949 he moved to Fort Knox Kentucky where he was chief attending surgeon at the Fort Knox Army Hospital until 1958.  He was a member of the American Legion and the D.A.V. Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.  Council 229 Elmira, NY also Knights of St. George Paternal Order of Eagles of Corning, NY.  Past President of Tioga County Medical Society, and a member of the Grange, of Tioga.

Louis W. Welch, 75, of Millerton RD 1, died Saturday, March 19, 1960 after a short illness at the Blossburg Hospital.  He was a retired carpenter.  Survived by wife, Florence, at home; step-daughter, Mrs. Shirley Grant of Millerton, brothers, Nelson Welch and Harold Welch, both of Mainesburg; sisters, Ms. Addie Prince of Alpine, NY and Mrs. Alice Mudge of Mainesburg.  Funeral service was held Tuesday at 2:30 pm at the Jackson Center Methodist Church, the Rev. William Jenkins officiated.

Harriette (Betty) E. Webster, 69, wife of Isaac R. Webster Sr., of RD#2, Mansfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 21, 1917, at Chester Springs, she was the daughter of Albert R. and Harriette Popjoy Wertz. A member of Coreyland Baptist Church and the American Association of University Women, Mansfield Chapter, she was an organizer and past president of the Parker Ford Women's Club in Chester County and was also active in the Cub Scouts for many years. Mrs. Webster taught in the Springfield Area School District for five years and the Coatesville Area School District for 20 years, retiring in 1979. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Isaac R. Jr., of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Quay of Frazer; a brother, Albert R. Wertz of Chester Springs; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Chattermole Funeral Home in Royersford.  The Rev. J. Edwin Crone officiated. Burial was made in Pughtown Baptist Cemetery in Chester County.

Basil Darrow West, 72, of Rt. 1, Albemarle, NC, formerly of Rt. 1, Osceola, died in the Montgomery Memorial Hospital in Troy, NC, Tuesday, Sept. 15, after an extended illness for some time. Born in Chatham Township, Dec. 27, 1914, he was the son of Solon and Ora Brown West. While living in Tioga County, he owned and operated a farm in the Farmington area.  He was a former employee of the Elkland Tannery in Elkland and of the Corning Glass Works in Corning, NY.  He moved in 1970 after purchasing a farm in Troy, NC.  He retired in 1979 to Albemarle, NC. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy, and was a member of the East Ablemarle Church of God. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Mary French West; three sons, David and Paul, both of Troy, NC, and Philip who resides at home; four daughters, Mrs. Donald Randall (Kathleen) of Candor, NC, Mrs. Archie Karns (Christine) of Knoxville, Mrs. Dennis Cooper (Margaret) of Monahans, Texas, and Mrs. Harvey Glasgow (Sherrie) of Mansfield, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Waneta Donathan of Commerce, California; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Mildred Thomison of Little Marsh and Mrs. Ruth Squires of Jasper, NY. Funeral services were held in the chapel at the Hartsell Funeral Home in Albemarle, NC, Friday, Sept. 18.  The Rev. Harry Harward, his pastor, officiated with assistance by the Rev. Thomas Moore from the Church of God in Troy, NC.  Interment was made in the Stanley Gardens of Memory in Albemarle, NC.

Elwood S. West, 29, of RD2, Wellsboro, died Friday, Nov. 20, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, following a lengthy illness. Born March 13, 1958, in Wellsboro, he was the son of James H. and Judith Robinson West. A surface grinder at Hardinge Brothers in Elmira, NY, he was a member of its Men's Club and of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. Surviving, besides his parents, are his wife, Mrs. Velda Jean Townsend West of RD 2, Wellsboro; two daughters, Kelli and Staci, both at home; a brother, Gregory J. of RD 2, Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Cheryl Starkweather of RD 1, Mansfield and Charlan A. West of RD 2, Wellsboro; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Robinson of RD 2, Wellsboro and Mr. and Mrs. Horace O'Dell of RD 1, Mansfield; one niece, and one nephew. Services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro Monday, Nov. 23.  The Rev. Stephen Engelhardt officiated. The family provided flowers.  A trust fund will be set up for his two daughters.  Contributions may be sent to his wife, Mrs. Velda Jean West, RD 2, Box 268, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

Leslie M. Wetherbee Sr., 72, of Lawrenceville, formerly of Wellsboro, died today, Tuesday, June 6, 1972, while visiting a daughter, Mrs. Helen Spart, in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Wetherbee was a retired employe of the Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY. He was a World War I veteran. Born February 10, 1900, in Shortsville, he was a son of Harry and Clara Bringden Wetherbee. Surviving, besides his daughter, Mrs. Spart, are three other daughters, Mrs. Velma Masalona and Mrs. Nina Ribar, both of Buffalo, NY, and Mrs. Marie Prsylopski, Corning, NY; a son, Leslie M. Jr., Rochester, NY, a brother, Harry Wetherbee, Excelsior Springs, Mo., thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

State police investigated a fatal accident at 1:05 am Monday on Rt. 15 at Lawrenceville in which Alan Wheeler of Tioga was killed. Mark F. Kozosky age 21, of Dickinson City, Pa. was driving a 1968 Ford coupe south on Rt. 15 when he crossed over the center line and side-swiped a tractor-trailer going north and driven by Arthur H. Dawes of Linden, Pa.  At the impact, according to police, the tractor-trailer was pulled into the south bound lane and struck head on with a car driven south by Alan Wheeler, age 18, of RD 2, Tioga.  The truck continued on across the south bond lane and struck a utility pole on the west berm. Young Wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. Harry Williams, Tioga County Coroner. Mark Kozlosky received minor injuries and reported he would see his own physician.  Two passengers in his car, Diane L. Thomas, age 18 of Tunkhannock and Richard Miller of Harrisburg were taken to the Wellsboro Hospital by the Mansfield Firemen's Ambulance where they were treated and discharged. A passenger in the Wheeler car, Frederick Ira Gilbert age 19, of Tioga Junction, received knee and shoulder injuries and was taken to the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira.

Services were held at Williamsport October 12th for Arthur B. Wheeler, 68, of 731 Second Street, who died Monday, Oct. 8, 1973 in Williamsport Hospital.  He had been employed by Avco Lycoming Division for 43 years.  He was born in Wellsboro, the son of the late Bert Wheeler and May Goodreau Wheeler of Tennessee.  He will be well remembered in Wellsboro where he resided and attended schools. Surviving are his wife, the former Leona Hannen; four sons, James and Robert, both of Williamsport, Arthur B. Jr., of Browns Mills, NJ, and Charles, of Warrensville; his mother, Mrs. May Goodreau Wheeler, of Johnson City, Tenn.; four brothers, Harvey, James, and Paul, all of Kingsport, Tenn., and Kenneth, of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Pearson, of Kingsport; 10 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park.

Kenneth H. White, 83, of 12 Wingate St., Wellsboro, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1987, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born Nov. 3, 1903, in Wellsboro, the son of Andrew and Sarah Matthew White. A retired mechanic, Mr. White was an employee of the former Taynton Trucking Co. and Borden's, Inc. He was a member of the Galeton Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Loretta, of San Diego, Ca.; a son, Richard, of Wellsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Sara Dexter of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Johnson of Conway, Mo.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at the convenience of the family at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. There will be no visitation.  The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

William Alvin White, retired press columnist, died at a Pittsburg nursing home Tuesday, January 4, following surgery. Mr. White entered the newspaper field at the age of 14.  He later became well known for his column in the Pittsburgh Press.  For more than twenty years he faithfully served as a Laurel Festival Judge at Wellsboro's Annual State Laurel Festival.  He made many friends in this area and was a great booster for the area. Mr. White was born in Pittsburgh June 27, 1894.  He is survived by his wife Irene (the former Irene Stewart) and one daughter. Funeral services were held Friday, January 7th in Pittsburgh.

Hugh L. Whitney of Santa Rosa, California died Monday, January 22nd after a short illness.  Born in Wellsboro RD, January 24, 1907, he was the son of the late Carrie Keck Whitney and Lee Whitney.  Burial was in Santa Rosa Memorial Cemetery. He was a retired Army Lieutenant and served in the Pacific in World War Two. Besides his wife, Rhoda, he is survived by one step daughter, Mrs. Richard Atkinson of El Cerrito, California; one brother, Jake Whitney of Wellsboro RD 2, two sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Butler of Wellsboro RD 4, and Mrs. Margaret Moore of McInroy Street in Wellsboro.

Thys Wietsma, 67, of RD#1, Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 18, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born April 30, 1920, in Schiedam, Netherlands, he was the son of Abele and Naentske Wiersma Wietsma. He had been a retired elevator mechanic. Surviving are his wife, the former Adriana Plune; one son, Richard of Mountain View, Calif.; three brothers, Richard of Nanuet, NY, Hendrick of Cambridge, Md., and Sjoerd of Schiedam, Netherlands; and one sister, Arendje Vanderlee of Salt Point, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, Thursday, Jan. 21, from 7 to 8 pm. The funeral will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, 8 pm at the funeral home.  The Rev. Thomas Thomas, pastor of the Mansfield First United Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Holland.

Dr. J. Ross Wiley, age 77 of Nelson, died Saturday, December 16, 1972 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro following a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 11 am at Nelson Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Lyman Fletcher officiated.  Further funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 am at the Chanceford Presbyterian Church with Rev. Leonard C. Bergman officiating.  Burial was in Chanceford Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Tioga County Heart Fund. Besides his wife, Mrs. Ila Hess Lugg Wiley, he is survived by daughters, Mrs. Maurice (Erma) Hotchkiss and Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Webster, both of Wellsboro; stepdaughter, Miss Bonnie Lugg, Allentown, Pa.; son, Ray N. Wiley, Mt. Joy, Pa.; stepsons, Charles and Robert Lugg, both of Nelson; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Mabel Ayers, Quarryville, Pa., Mrs. Clara Wise, Delta, Pa.; brother, Dr. Andrew M. Wiley, York, Pa. Dr. Wiley was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Veterinarian's School Class of 1917 and was employed for 33 years by the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture as a veterinarian.  He was a veteran of World War I and a member of W. Earle Champaign Post No. 84 American Legion.  He also was a member of Nelson Presbyterian Church; Coudersport Consistory; Irene Temple, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Tioga County Shrine Club and the Charleston Valley Grange.  He was Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Nelson Township and a member of the Nelson Fire Dept.  He was a 50 year member of the Fawn Grove Masonic Lodge.  He was born in Delta, Pa. March 24, 1895, a son of Andrew and Ida Fulton Wiley.

Charles Lafayette Wilkins, familiarly known to a host of friends as "Lafay", died early Wednesday morning, April 30, 1958 at Putnam Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  He was in his 57th year. Born in Mainesburg, Pa., April 11, 1902, he was the son of George M. and Zella Smith Wilkins.  He had lived in Manchester for the past 19 years and operated with Wilkins Taxi service. Growing up in Mainesburg, Mr. Wilkins had been a member of the Grange in his home town and a member of the State Road Baptist Church.  He was a former member of the Manchester Rotary Club.

Word has been received here of the sudden death of Herbert Wilson, age 83, of Gold Hill, Oregon, formerly of Wellsboro, on Wednesday, July 18, 1973. He was the son of the late George and Mary Wilson. He is survived by wife, Madge; sons, Harold of Rogue River, Oregon and Jerome of Myrtle Creek, Oregon; several grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Grace Clark of Wellsboro, Pa. and Irma Wilson of Glassboro, NJ, several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday at L. B. Hall Funeral Home at Rogue River, Oregon.

Robert F. Wilson, 55 of Washington, Pa., formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, October 18, 1972, unexpectedly at his home. He was born December 29, 1916 in Wellsboro, the son of Ralph and Florence Pope Wilson.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a former employee of the Taynton Trucking Co. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, one son, David of Bethel Park, Pa., two grandsons, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Blanch) Sebastyen, and Mrs. Charles (Louise) McMichael, both of Wellsboro, several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday, October 21 at 1 pm at the Graham Cowieson Funeral Home, Washington, Pa.  The Rev. William Carey Ballback officiated, and burial was in Forest Lawn Gardens, Washington, Pa.

Age 16 of Mainesburg, PA, Sunday, April 16, 1989 as the result of a vehicle accident.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Services will be held there Wednesday at 2 pm.  The Rev. David Bauman officiating.  He is survived by father & stepmother, Ralph & Carolyn Wilston of Mainesburg; mother, Ida Wilston of Mansfield; sister, Miss Amanda Wilston of Mansfield; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Wilston of Troy, PA; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Avery of Wellsboro, PA; several aunts, uncles & cousins.  Richard was born July 24, 1972 in Troy.  He was a Junior at the Mansfield High School and a member of the High School Marching Band & Chorus.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, the Mountain Modelaires of Wellsboro, and was employed part-time as a construction worker for his father.

David L. Witt, 36, of RD#1, Morris, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 1987, at the emergency room of Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, after suffering sudden bacterial septic shock. He was born Aug. 5, 1951, in Norwich, NY, the son of Paul A. and Marion Bohnert Witt. During high school, he attended Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg from 1967-68.  In his senior year, he graduated from Fletcher Academy, in Fletcher, NC.  He received his accounting degree from the Southern College in Collegedale, Tn. in 1974. He was administrator of the Witt Home for the Aging in Nauvoo from 1974 to 1980.  In 1980, he became owner and operator of the Witt Home. He was a member of Hillcrest Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is survived by his wife, Janice Marinkovic Witt; daughter, Heidi Michelle Witt, at home; parents, Paul and Marion Witt, of Hendersonville, NC; sister, Mrs. Paulette Hodges, of Hendersonville; two brothers, Maurice, of Acworth, Ga., and Michael, of Hendersonville, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call today, Aug. 26, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro from 7 to 9 pm. An open air memorial service was held today at 2 pm, with the Rev. Maurice Witt, his brother, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to an educational fund that will be set up for their daughter, Heidi, and their expected child in January, c/o Janice Witt, RD#1, Box 181, Morris, 16938, or the Hartland Institute, Rapidan, Va. 22733.

Lewis M. Woelful, 74, of RD 3, Mansfield, died Thursday, Oct. 22, at Onalee's Boarding Home in Mainesburg. Born March 11, 1913 in Yerkes, Pa., he was the son of Louis and Agnes Reiner Woelfel. He had been an antique dealer in Collegeville for more than 25 years and was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ of Trappe, Collegeville. His wife, the former Ruth Gow, died in March, 1975. He is survived by a son, J. Martin, of Mansfield. Graveside services were held Monday, Oct. 26, at Provident Menonite Church Cemetery in Collegeville.  The Rev. Eugene Moyer, his pastor, officiated. Arrangements were made by Scureman's Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield.

Melissa E. Wood of 35 Evergreen Row, Armonk, NY died at her home on February 9, 1972 after a long illness.  She was born in Poughkeepsie, NY November 11, 1953.  She was 18. She had been a student at Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, and was a graduate from Byram Hills High School last June.  She was a member of the North Castle Players, and had been active with the local Girl Scout Troop.  She was a member of St. Patricks Church, Armonk, NY. She is survived by her parents Theodore and Mathilda (Grazel) Wood of the home address.  Three brothers, Theodore Jr., of Youngstown, Ohio; Michael of Cato, NY and Mark of the home address; her paternal grandfather Leslie H. Wood of Lantana, Florida. A Mass of the Resurrection was offered on Saturday, February 12, 1972 at St. Patricks Church.  Burial was in Skyview Memorial Park.

Norman Woodhouse, age 91, died suddenly at his home at Morris RD on Sunday, November 11.  He was born December 6, 1881. He resided in Morris all his life and was one of its oldest residents. He was the oldest active constable with approximately 30-32 years in office and his present term would have expired the end of this year.  He decided not to run another term.  In addition to being constable, he operated a large dairy farm for many years. He was active in community affairs especially Old Home Days and the Rattlesnake Hunt where he kept a watch over activities on the ball grounds.  He enjoyed visiting with people and reminiscing about Morris in the years gone by. He has lived alone since his wife Mary died in June 1964. The only surviving relative is a brother Ben Woodhouse of Jerome, Pa. The funeral was held Wednesday in the church with his pastor, the Rev. Perry R. Shoemaker Sr., officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery. There was no visitation.

Donald Soper Woodworth, 72, died Thursday, June 6, 1996, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bath, NY, after a prolonged illness. He was born May 13, 1924, in Sopertown, Bradford County. He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church where he lived for many years. Surviving among others are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Barry Doan of Austinville. A memorial service was held Monday, June 10, at the home of his daughter in Austinville. The Rev. James Bellamy officiated.

Ernest Wright, 69, of Millerton RD 2, a retired farmer, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1969, following a protracted illness. Surviving are his wife, the former Eleanor Smith; a daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Hetherington, Millerton; two sons, James and Ernest, at home, and three sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Itta, Chicago, and Mrs. Peter Dickson and Mrs. Louise Granowski, both of Elmira, NY.

Gilbert H. Wright, 80, of 16 Woodland Avenue, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1974, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 4, 1893, in Addison, NY, a son of Elmer and Lou Smith Wright. Mr. Wright, a retired farmer, was a member of the Wellsboro Chapter of the American Assn. of Retired Persons. He was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Nellie; a daughter, Mrs. Violet Youngman, of Walworth, NY; a son, Walter S. Wright, of Webster, NY; two stepsons, Hugh Warfle, of East Aurora, NY, and Robert Thomas, of Lubbock, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Ira Preston, of Churchville, NY; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Scott Funeral Home.  Burial was in Webster Rural Cemetery. The Rev. John Reim, of Webster, officiated. A prayer service was held Friday at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. William A. Snyder, his pastor, officiating.

Margaret Young Schenck, 65, of RD#2, Millerton, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1987, at her home after an extended illness. Born April 21, 1922, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of W. James and Lillian DeLong Young. She is survived by her husband, Loren Schenck, a son, Howard G. Beck Jr., of Dallas, Tex.; six daughters, Mrs. William (Peggy) Rice and Miss Ellie Savey and friend, Ike, all of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Clinton (Helen) McDonald of Newark, NY, Mrs. David (Louise) Clark of Wellsville, NY, Mrs. Ralph (Irene) Gilbert of Battle Creek, Mich., and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Steiniger of Bradford, NY; two brothers, James Young of Sunbury and John Young of Williamsport; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Roy and Mrs. Ethyle Kessler, both of Williamsport; 15 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home Saturday, Oct. 3, with the Rev. Allen Hulslander of the Millerton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery in Dundee, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society in her memory.

At 9:30 pm Sunday night State Police were called to an accident on Route 15 near the Bikini Hotel 1.5 miles South of Mansfield. Robert Charles Pleis of Philadelphia was driving a 72 Chevrolet Truck South on Route 15. He turned left into the path of a car driven by Gerald Kukla of RD 1 Mansfield with passenger, Casmir Kukla, his brother also of RD 1, Mansfield, who were going North. The Mansfield Firemen's Ambulance took the Kukla brothers to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro suffering extensive lacerations and other undetermined injuries. State Police estimate $1200.

 Mrs. Sarah Davis, aged 78 years, widow of the late George Davis, died at her home in Blossburg Feb. 13.  She was born in Shopshire, England, and after her marriage came to this country in 1866, locating at Bloomsburg, where they lived for two years, then removing to Blossburg and later to Morris Run.  After the death of her husband she returned to Blossburg, where she had since made her home.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Julia Fairman, Mrs. Ruth McKenzie, of Blossburg; Mrs. Mark Hewitt, of Galeton; four sons, William Davis, of Jamestown, NY; Ralph Davis, of Indianapolis, Ind; Mark Davis and Dr. Frederick G. Davis, of Blossburg. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

 Mrs. Alice M. Neff, 87, of Lyons, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 1973, in the Edwards Barber Hospital, Lyons. She was born in England on Dec. 18, 1885, a daughter of James and Lucy Hunt Scase. Surviving are a son, James Brague Sr, of Lyons; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Wilson, of Niagara Falls, NY, four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 Mrs. Misa Ninomiya, 85, of Fowler, Calif., mother of Dr. Arthur Ninomiya, chief surgeon at Blossburg State Hospital, died Tuesday, April 11, 1972, in a Fowler hospital following a protracted illness. She was the widow of Otomatsu Ninomiya. Surviving, besides her son, are three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Yashida, of Riverside, Calif., Mrs. Michi Fukuda, Berkeley, Calif., and Mrs. Jean Ideta, of Fowler. The funeral and burial were Thursday in Fowler.  

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